Friday, September 20, 2019

Tag "Twitter"

    ‘I remain loyal to my values’ — Seun Onigbinde returns to Twitter

‘I remain loyal to my values’ — Seun Onigbinde returns to Twitter

Seun Onigbinde, director and co-founder of BudgIT, a civic tech organisation, is back on Twitter hours after deactivating his account.The data analyst, who often criticised the current administration, was appointed as a technical adviser  in the ministry of budget and national planning.After tweeting on his appointment, there was a massive backlash and shortly after, his account was deactivated."This account doesn't exist. [...]

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    Aisha Yesufu back on Twitter — after temporary suspension

Aisha Yesufu back on Twitter — after temporary suspension

Twitter, microblogging platform, temporarily suspended the account of Aisha Yesufu, leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, on Thursday.Twitter said the account was suspended over "unusual activity."“Caution: this account is temporarily restricted. You are seeing this warning because there has been some unusual activity from this account," a statement from Twitter read.Nigerians on Twitter, including Oby Ezekwesili, former [...]

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    ‘What is Oby?’ — Garba Shehu’s snide remarks against Ezekwesili spark outrage

‘What is Oby?’ — Garba Shehu’s snide remarks against Ezekwesili spark outrage

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, is facing backlash over a comment he made about Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, on Sunday.One Christopher Okagbare had made a post on Twitter asking for Shehu's reaction to comments made by Ezekwesili against the president."Dear @GarShehu, Oby (Ezekwesili) has lately attacked the President at so [...]

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    ALERT: Busola Dakolo is not on Twitter

ALERT: Busola Dakolo is not on Twitter

An unknown individual is impersonating Busola, celebrity photographer and wife of Timi Dakolo, on Twitter.Busola has been trending on social media since Friday morning when a video of her accusing Biodun Fatoyimbo, pastor of CommonWealth Zion Assembly (COZA), of rape, was released.YNaija, an online platform, had released a video of an interview it conducted with her.Shortly after the story went [...]

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    Beware of fake Gbaja Twitter account

Beware of fake Gbaja Twitter account

A fake Twitter account bearing the name of Femi Gbajabiamila, newly elected speaker of the 9th house of representatives, has been detected.Gbajabiamila was elected speaker after polling 281 votes to defeat Mohammed Bago, reps-member elect for Chanchaga federal constituency in Niger state, who garnered 76 votes.The fake account, with handle @SpeakerGbaja and account name RT Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, declared Gbaja as speaker while [...]

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    ‘Thank God her case was taken seriously’ — Nigerians hail release of Zainab Aliyu

‘Thank God her case was taken seriously’ — Nigerians hail release of Zainab Aliyu

Nigerians have taken to social media to laud the federal government following the release of Zainab Aliyu, the lady who was detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking.Her detention in Saudi Arabia had stirred an outrage among Nigerians on social media who demanded that the federal government intervene and secure her release.The pressure for her release became intense since [...]

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    Twitter reduces daily follows to combat spammers

Twitter reduces daily follows to combat spammers

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    ASUU: We’re not considering going on strike for now

ASUU: We’re not considering going on strike for now

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it has no plan of embarking on an industrial action now.Biodun Ogunyemi, president of ASUU, gave the assurance in an interview with NAN on Thursday, in Abuja.Reacting to the reports that the union was thinking of embarking on another strike action, Ogunyemi said it should be disregarded as the information did not [...]

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    Ezekwesili hits back at her Twitter critics

Ezekwesili hits back at her Twitter critics

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has taken a hit on her critics on Twitter.According to her, she gave back only two percent of the attacks hurled on her daily and her critics are raging.She asked everyone to focus on their presidential candidate if they wanted her to desist from attacking them.She added that she [...]

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    Peter Obi and the south-eastern Twitter

Peter Obi and the south-eastern Twitter

BY AYODELE OBAJEUNClassical historians are quick to point to the heartbeat of politics when spins are thrown up for political discourse. It is a settled fact, politics is organic with biological growth pattern – stunted, normal or stagnant. The dimensions in Nigeria which has grown into the Twitter space, is making fair political appraisal somewhat skewed depending on what feeds [...]

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    ‘Dino has released Melaye’, ‘A Wale Adenuga production’ — reactions to return of Kogi senator from ‘wilderness’

‘Dino has released Melaye’, ‘A Wale Adenuga production’ — reactions to return of Kogi senator from ‘wilderness’

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he regained his freedom after spending 11 hours in the “wilderness”.The senator was allegedly abducted in Abuja on Thursday.Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, had raised the alarm on "Melaye's kidnap" but the police said it could not confirm.However on Friday, Melaye tweeted that he had regained freedom, thanking Nigerians for their prayers.Below [...]

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    TRENDING: Nigerian banks ‘troll’ one another in Twitter #BankWars

TRENDING: Nigerian banks ‘troll’ one another in Twitter #BankWars

Nigerian banks are in the middle of Twitter war, and it's not about their activities and services.A few top banks have been entertaining Nigerians all weekend with swinging jibes on the social media platform.On Friday, Sterling Bank Plc tweeted a photo in which it tacitly carpeted a few prominent banks without mentioning their names.The clever tweet generated a lot of reactions [...]

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    ‘Our leaders failed to recongise you but God is lifting you up’ — reactions to Okonjo-Iweala’s Twitter appointment

‘Our leaders failed to recongise you but God is lifting you up’ — reactions to Okonjo-Iweala’s Twitter appointment

On Thursday, Omid Kordestani, executive chairman of Twitter, announced that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former minister of finance, has been appointed to the board of directors of the micro blogging site.The two-time finance minister was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick, chairman, board of directors of AllianceBernstein Holding, a global investment management firm."Pleased to welcome @NOIweala and @authorzoellick to the @twitter Board!," Kordestani [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala appointed to Twitter board of directors

Okonjo-Iweala appointed to Twitter board of directors

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, has been appointed to Twitter's board of directors.The two-time finance minister was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick, chairman, board of directors of AllianceBernstein Holding, a global investment management firm.The development comes after Marjorie Scardino announced that she will be stepping down from the Twitter board."Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and [...]

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    CAN asks Buhari to caution Lauretta Onochie over ‘vulgar’ tweet

CAN asks Buhari to caution Lauretta Onochie over ‘vulgar’ tweet

Samson Ayokunle, president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restrain Lauretta Onochie, his aide, over her alleged use of vulgar words.Onochie who is an aide to Buhari on social media had tweeted: "Prime Minister Theresa May, a Christian, is in a mosque doing what humans go to do in a place of worship. [...]

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    ‘My Twitter account has been blocked’ — Salkida raises the alarm

‘My Twitter account has been blocked’ — Salkida raises the alarm

The Twitter account of Ahmad Salkida,  a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the Boko Haram sect, has been blocked.The journalist disclosed this in a statement he issued on Tuesday.Describing the social media platform as his "place of work" and "most important tool", Salkida said he hopes he would not be denied the avenue to report the [...]

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